At every level of basketball from junior high to the NBA, at least one thing is the same about the hoop: It is 120 inches from the floor (you can do the math: 10 feet, 12 inches per foot). You can participate in the 120-day Slam Dunk Bible Reading Challenge to read through the New Testament with us. (We’re aiming to finish the New Testament by Sunday, January 21, 2018). Most days will require reading two chapters, sometimes three, sometimes only one. A reading schedule is available here: 120 Day Slam Dunk Bible Reading Challenge.
Our one-day Vacation Bible School will be Saturday, June 24, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. We will have classes for youngsters and youth through sixth grade. Our subject will be The Beatitudes.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.” (Matthew 5:3-12).
Prepare for our monthly Video Bible Class on Second Thessalonians by reading through First and Second Thessalonians once a month. A reading guide for both books is available here: First and Second Thessalonians Reading Guide.
Join us on Sunday mornings during August 2016 for a study of the process of spiritual development. It begins with LEARNING, which, if internalized and applied, will lead to LOVING and LIVING for God. As we live for Him, we GROW and are able to appreciate more of what He reveals to us in His word. And the cycle of spiritual maturity advances.
Here is a quick overview of each stage of growth:
Our monthly Video Bible Class for the 2016-17 school year will be an in-depth study of the Book of Second Thessalonians. Study guides will be available for each class. Classes usually meet for 45 minutes on the second Monday night of the month, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Our one-day Vacation Bible School will be Saturday, June 25, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will have classes for youngsters and youth through sixth grade. Our subject will be Noah and the Ark.
“By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith” (Hebrews 11:7 NKJV).
Our first video Bible class for the 2015-16 school year will be on Monday, August 10. We will view “Evil, Pain and Suffering,” produced by World Video Bible School. More information about this material is available here: EvilPainandSuffering.com
James encouraged us to lean into difficulties: “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness” (James 1:2-3, ESV). This material helps us see ways we can become better – rather than bitter – through setbacks.
Video Bible Class is conducted the second Monday night of each month during the school year, and provides additional opportunities for education, encouragement and equipping for service.
An important principle for enjoying an abundant life is perseverance. The problem with many is they give up one yard short of the goal line. If you have ever felt like you just can’t go another step, our series of studies during December 2014 can help you dig a little deeper and and keep you going. We’ll examine Second Timothy 2, where Paul provides extensive resources for Timothy to endure difficulties and stay on task. He calls attention in verse 1 to the first item that helps disciples be more durable: “You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus” (NKJV). God’s grace can sustain us through extreme hardships.
Solomon was referring to the power of our thoughts when he wrote: “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” (Prov. 4:23). On Sunday mornings during November 2014, we’ll consider how our point of view about ourselves, others, our possessions, our problems and our Creator, shapes our lives.
Our 2013 Homecoming will be on Sunday, August 18. We will commemorate 60 years at our present location and celebrate the retirement of debt for the fellowship hall addition. Bible class meets at 9 a.m., followed by worship services at 10. Lunch will be provided.